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Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
voting. >>> united nations officials are urging the government of myanmar to stop an ethnic conflict that's displaced tens of thousands of people. buddhists are fighting a muslim minority in the western state of rakhine state. >> reporter: the conflict involves majority buddhists and minority muslims called rohingyas. local authorities say the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group human rights watch released satellite images of muslim homes in the area. compared with photos from march, they reveal heavy damage. the united nations says the latest fighting has forced more than 22,000 people from their homes. the conflict flared in rakhine in may after a group of muslims allegedly assaulted a buddhist woman. the violence has displaced 75,000 people since then. president thein sein has made a policy of promoting reconciliation between ethnic minorities. the government signed a cease-fire in january with a separatist group called the national union, ending more than 60 years of armed conflict. reconciliation with ethnic mino
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
around. shun ishibe, nhk world, guangzhou. >>> myanmar's transition towards democracy is one of this year's most remarkable developments. "newsline" has a two-day special broadcast from the country known as "asia's final frontier." myanmar is opening its door, and foreign companies are lining up to enter. it's easy to understand why. the country has a strategic location between southeast asia, india, and china. a large labor force, and abundant natural resources. western countries are easing sanctions to encourage further reform. but after so many years of strict military control, the transition faces huge challenges. nhk world's patchari raksawong has more from yangon. >> reporter: hello from yangon. the bustling commercial capital of myanmar. behind me here is a symbol of the city, the pagoda, otherwise known as the golden pagoda, and we're broadcasting from yangon for two days, examining whether the government's highly publicized reforms are affecting the real lives of people in myanmar. tomorrow we'll look at political freedoms, but today we focus on the economy. this country was
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
myanmar has surprised the world with the speed of its reforms after decades of strict military rule. people want to know how committed the government is to its new democratic goals. we try to answer that important question on day two of our special broadcast from myanmar. here's patchari raksawong, >> hello from yangon. we're focusing on the dramatic political reforms that have generated so much hope for meaningful change in myanmar. since taking office last year, president thein sein has set a new course for the country, and pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi, she's been elected to parliament, and western countries are in the process of easing sanctions. the questions on everyone's lips are, how committed is the government to this new path, and how far is it prepared to go? we'll, i've been to some of the iconic locations of the democratic struggle here in yangon to find out. i'm here at shwedagon, or the golden pagoda, which is a symbol of yangon. now the gilded pagoda is more than 99 meters tall. and they say that it's decorated with jewels at the top. the pagoda is an importa
Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
sein since he took office last year. it's starting to lift a ban on imports from myanmar following similar steps to ease restrictions on finance and investments. thein sein received the news from hillary clinton during a visit to the united states. >> reporter: to attend the u.n. general semibly. secretary of state hillary clinton told him that the obama administration would begin easing its ban on imports from myanmar. >> in recognition of the continued progress toward reform and in response to requests from both the government and the opposition, united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial relationship. >> reporter: he expressed his gratitude and said the people of myanmar would be happy that economic restrictions are being eased. clinton made a point of reminding him the division of aung san suu kyi. she visited the u.s. earlier this month for the first time since her release from the house arrest in november 2010. she and clinton together gave a lecture in washington calling for more investment in education and health care in myanmar. obama administratio
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
caused any problems. they suggested the contamination might have occurred in germany. >>> myanmar is seen by many as the last undeveloped market in asia. japanese companies recognize some similarities in agriculture and are eager to promote sales of farm equipment in the developing nation. some 32 companies from the two asian neighbors took part in the tokyo event organized by the japan external trade organization. japanese manufacturers explained about the increase in productivity their equipment could to provid for farmers in myanmar. agriculture accounts for roughly one-third of myanmar's gross domestic product. however, productivity is still low because farmers rely mostly on manual labor. representatives from myanmar expressed keen interest in modernizing the industry. >> translator: i am interested in connecting myanmar's agricultural industry and the japanese consumer market. this event gives me many new ideas. >> event organizers say they plan to continue assisting the farming industry in myanmar. >>> it looks like a large flying insect, but it's actually a manmade device to
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
myanmar's reforms and an end to sanctions. she also appealed directly to her compatriots living overseas to work for the prosperity of their home land. aung san suu kyi received a hero's welcome during her first visit to the united states since her release from house arrest in november 2010. >> she means so much to me. she is one of my all-time heroes and such an inspiration. >> she fought for what she believes in, and retelling her story, it's inspiring to young people. >> in washington, polarized by this year's political election, lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle came together. they presented her with their highest civilian award. >> this is one of the most moving days of my life. >> the united states imposed strict economic sanctions on myanmar's military regime. in the past aung san suu kyi supported that policy, but has now thrown her weight behind the reforms of thein sein and is calling on the international communities to ease restrictions. >> i do support the easing of sanctions because i believe our people must start taking responsibility for their own destiny. >> a
Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
are urging the government of myanmar to stop an ethnic conflict that's displaced tens of thousands of people. buddhists are fighting a muslim minority in the western state of rakine. >> reporter: the conflict involves majority buddhists and minority muslims. the latest wave of violence has killed 84 people and wounded more than 120 others. the international group human rights watch released satellite images of homes in the area. compared with photos from march, they review heavy damage. the united nations says the latest fighting has forced more than 22,000 people from their homes. the conflict flared in may after a group of muslims allegedly assaulted a buddhist woman. the violence has displaced 75,000 people since then. president thein sein has made a policy of promoting reconsolation between the authorities. the side -- in january with the group called the korean national union ending more than 60 years of armed conflict. reconciliation was a condition western countries placed on myanmar in exchange for easing economic sanctions along with enacting democratic reforms. but the ad
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
holding various side meetings. representatives of neighs that support myanmar's economy sat down to hash out a strategy. japanese officials plan to support loans to the country to promote its growing democracy and development. finance minister koriki fuj. jojima says the japanese government will forgive all the country's outstanding debts to japan totaling 500 billion yen or $6.4 billion. that takes effect in january next year. he adds government-affiliated financial institutions in japan will help myanmar repay loans it owns to the world bank and other creditors. massive foreign debts have been a huge burden for the southeast asian country. it's been pressing ahead with democratic and economic reforms since a civilian-led government took over last year. businesses from japan and other countries are now on the lookout for investment opportunities there. >>> world bank president jim yong kim gave nhk his perspective on myanmar. >> we are all extremely encouraged by the reforms that the government has undertaken. we're looking to try to get a complete record of all the arrears that th
Oct 30, 2012 7:30am EDT
. buddhists and muslims in western myanmar have taken up their fight against. at least 56 people have been killed. nearly 2,000 homes destroyed. government has declared a state of emergency in the region. government officials say the fighting there begin to escalate on sunday. 90% of myanmar's population is buddhist. the minority have grown frustrated with being discriminated against. at least 90 people died in clashes between the two groups in june. u.s. state department spokesperson, victoria nulen says ethnic groups must demonstrate mutual respect. efforts should be made to achieve national reconciliation. u.n. secretary-general moon says myanmar is striving for tolerance and moderation and such events must not be allowed to tarnish its efforts. >>> crowd in tokyo gathered for a countdown. watched by crowds around the world. they're awaiting the launch of microsoft's latest operating system. windows 8. >> it really is an exciting, exciting day. windows 8, yeah, i'm excited. >> the biggest windows upgrade in 17 years, went on sale around the world, at the stroke of midnight. shoppers in
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
figures. >>> the asian development bank has raised its forecast for economic growth in myanmar. good evening. >> good evening, gene. >>> the adb now pretickets myanmar's economy will grow 6.3% this year. the country was in the economic slow lane for many years compared with the performance of it's asean neighbors, but it seems the reforms of the president will help it become one of the region's best performers in 2012. the united states and other western countries have indicated they're ready to reward the president by easing economic sanctions. in a report released on wednesday, the adb says that's one reason for its more positive assessment. the bank's new forecast of 6.3 gdp forecast is 6.3% higher than its previous estimates in april. myanmar has a population of 60 million and is rich in natural resources. investors view the country as asia's last frontier and for southeast asia as a whole the adb has maintained the growth forecast of 5.2%. for southeast asia as a whole, the gdp has maintained it's forecast at 1.3%. thailand's recovery from last year's floods as well as higher st
Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, tokyo. >>> ethnic violence between buddhists and minority muslims is escalating in western myanmar. now the conflict is seen as potential threat to ongoing democratization in the country. patchari raksawong at our bureau in bangkok has the details. the confirmed death toll from the conflict has passed 100. the fighting has become a major concern for president thein sein's government, which is striving to bring stability to myanmar. the conflict is centered in the west of the country, where rohingya muslims are the minority. the government has declared a state of emergency, saying the violence has been steadily intensifying since the 21st of this month with the death toll rising to 112 and threatening to go even higher. in one incident, police lost control over a crowd and opened fire, leading to some casualties. the roots of the clash go back to may this year when a buddhist woman was allegedly raped by a muslim group. discrimination against rohingya muslims in the area is strong and appears to be a major factor behind the continuing violence. the conflict is a major obstacle to the cou
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
theme parks. >>> religious violence is continuing in buddhists in myanmar. agency says more than 28,000 people have forced out of their homes in the latest wave of fighting. >> it's clearly -- for aid to be dplifred to those in need. >> the latest outbreak of violence between bud yiss and muslims in the state. the local government says at least 84 people have been killed. the conflict first erupted earlier this year after a group of muslims allegedly assaulted a buddhist woman. the united states is delivering food and supplies to refugees in the area. >> the camp is already hosting most of the 75,000 people who remain displaced from the wave of violence that broke out in june this year with a new influx, these already overcrowded camps are being stretched beyond capacity in terms of space, shelter and basic supplies. >>> meanwhile the associate of southeast nations -- urging the international community to help myanmar. >> i see a concern of spearhead humanitarian engagement just to help the people to relieve the pressure, to relieve the suffering and the pain and then there are other is
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
companies are already setting up shop in myanmar. they include firms from china, south korea, western nations and japan. a trade show for made in japan products is currently under way inni in yangong. the organizer expects 50,000 people to attend over four days. flat-panel televisions and digital cameras are among the most popular items. >> translator: i love japanese products for their high performance. our car and air conditioners are also japanese made. >> many consumer miss-in myanmar see japanese products as sophisticated and well made. companies at the show hope their positive brand image will lead to rising sales in this exciting market known as southeast asia's last frontier. >>> here are the latest market figures. >>> scientists from japan have made a breakthrough in reproductive technology. they use multipurpose stem cells to generate female reproductive cells. then they produce mice. they hope what they learned might someday lead to the treatment of infertility. rnlers at kyoto university took the cells of female mice to produce ips cells. they apply a protein to them to de
Oct 1, 2012 7:30am EDT
protection in m myanmar, perhaps in syria as the conflict unfolds. >> nonviolent peace force's annual budget of $7.5 million comes from the u.n. and governments from several developed nations, though not the u.s. duncan says not yet. among its merits could be the price tag. duncan says an unarmed civilian costs about half what the u.n. pays to deploy a typical armed, blue helmeted soldier. >>> finally, this coming week following the high holidays comes the joyous jewish holiday of sikut. families built temporary shelters in which they gather for meals and for some where they sleep as well. our guide to sikut is rabbi james michaels of the hebrew home of greater washington, d.c. >> the book tells us that we should remember that god allowed us to live in temporary shelters, the suka when we lived in the desert for 40 years. we lived in booths knowing we would move from place to place. from one year to the next we lived in different areas. it's to remind us of that experience. the basic requirement is that the roof must be artificial and have more shade to light but must be open to the e
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
heaviest rain is found in northeastern india and northern myanmar. as for japan, because of humid and cool air comes in from the ocean, the eastern half of the country will see glammy weather and rain showers will likely dissipate in tokyo as we head into this afternoon and temperatures will be cooling down by about 3 degrees compared to yesterday here. 25 degrees in seoul with clear conditions and down towards south 30 in hong kong and 31 in bangkok. moving into the americas then, yesterday we talked about tornado touched down in south carolina and very heavy rain pounded in much of the eastern half of the u.s. conditions are improving but the ohio valley and the eastern seaboard will continue to see a slight risk of severe weather into tonight. out west dry under the big high pressure system and we have red flag warnings posted in the northwestern corner of the u.s. that means conditions are ideal for wildfires and can then to the north we have the very problematic storm over canada behind this cold front. very cold air from the north so snow showers occurring in the canadian rockies and
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
, food insecurity in large parts of myanmar, where this is growing, coinciding with political instability that has somehow in recent months abated. more broadly, we have sitting next door the large consumption market in china, which has increased by 20%. >> joan of fishers also looking at the problems, in bangkok, in neighboring thailand, which has had their own problems with opm, but gone far to deal with it. >> if you look at the areas where these opium poppies are being grown, they're both areas that have been riven over the past few years by ethnic conflict, conflict between the burmese military and various ethnic arms groups that have helped to create this environment of opium poppies been successfully grown again. for the last six years we have seen an increase in the cultivation area inside burma. yes, no underestimating the size of the challenge. a lot has changed in burma, but it will take a considered and concerted effort to tackle the problem. >> you are watching "bbc world news." headlines this hour, 40 people have been know to have died in the storm in the northeastern united
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the northern half of myanmar. out east we can see this pink showing up. typhoon praphoon starting to produce rough seas. over eastern taiwan from late tonight. waves could reach four meters. as you can see, it's going to continue to move at a slow pace over the next several days. we're not sure where the system is going. it could move through the okinawa islands. we'll keep you posted on the storm's progress. temperatures are looking like this. we're expecting 19 degrees in seoul on wednesday. that's about three degrees lower than yesterday. tokyo slightly warming up to 24 degrees. and out west, 19 in chongqing and dropping out of the 30s in hong kong. all right. moving into the americas then. lots of snow in canada. this low pressure system moving across eastern canada is spreading rain and snow in ontario and northern quebec. and rain showers in the great lakes. the symptom will travel towards the east. and will start to effect new england and the east end of canada on wednesday. and back behind it there's another storm moving through alberta bringing snow and rain. the system w
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
northern half of myanmar and out east we can see this showing up, typhoon is still hovering over the western pacic atarting to produce at rough seas across the coast and east of taiwan and the southern islands of japan like the okinawa islands from late tonight. waves could reach 4 meters. it is going to continue to move a slow pace over the next several days. we're not sure where it is going but there is a small possibility it could move through the okinawa islands next week. we'll keep you posted. temperatures are looking like this. we're expecting 19 degrees in seoul on wednesday and that is about 3 degrees lower than yestday. tokyo slightly warming up to 24 degrees and out west 19 in chong ching and dropping out of the 30s in hong kong. moving into the americas, lots of snow in canada. this low pressure system is spreading rain and snow in ontario and northern quebec and rain showers in the great lakes where the system will travel towards the east and start to affect new england and the east end of canada on wednesday. back behind it there is another storm moving through alberta
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the southern half of myanmar and parts of thailand. now east there is a typhoon coming in. it's now a very extra strong typhoon. gusts of 108. it's going to strengthen into a strong typhoon by friday morning. we're not sure where the system is going at the moment. we'll keep you posted on the progress. temperatures are looking like this. 22 degrees in seoul. but should be cooling down into the upper teens as the rain comes in on wednesday. tokyo nice and comfortable, 23 degrees. and out west just on target in ulaanbaatar. in the americas we can see tropical storm olivia. it will become a tropical depression by tonight and continues to head toward the west. meanwhile a potent storm is tracking over the great lakes bringing in snow showers. the heaviest snow is going to be found in parts of ontario. rain will also go soo is the mississippi river valley into tomorrow. and back behind the cold front, fire weather risk in parts of wyoming, eastern nebraska, southern minnesota as well as iowa into tonight. and out towards the east, heavy rain showers along the eastern seaboard will gradua
Oct 11, 2012 7:30am EDT
coming down in northeastern india. bangladesh as well as the northern half of myanmar. heading into the americas then a parade of low pressure system has been bringing cold preparation in canada, western quebec. while southern ontario is expected to see as much as 20 centimeters of snowfall on your thursday. but down towards the south the weather is likely across central mississippi valley on your thursday. so thunderstorms, gusting winds and even hail are possible. out west an upper cold low is drifting over southern california and nevada, bringing coastal rain and mountain snow. temperatures are above average in los angeles, only 20 degrees expected. up towards the north, chilly in winnipeg with a high of only 7. and below average along the eastern seaboard but hotter than average in the south. 29 degrees expected. i should say 28 degrees in oklahoma city and 31 in houston. all right. finally let's go over to europe. thick clouds are approaching western europe from the atlantic. right now thunderstorms gusty winds and lots of heavy rain are occurring in iceland in part of the british
Oct 9, 2012 7:30am EDT
of myanmar and central and northern parts of thailand today. so flash floods and landslides are possible here. all right. moving toward the americas then. we an see this compact storm. this is tropical depression olivia. it's continuing to move toward the west. meanwhile, people in the western u.s. are experiencing dry and warm conditions under the influence of a high-pressure system. but it's a different story in central canada and the great lakes region. a potent storm is moving through these regions bringing heavy snow showers and wet conditions, mainly across the western parts of ontario. as much as 30 centimeters of snow is possible into tomorrow afternoon here. and gale-force winds will likely continue, will continue across the great lakes. the system will move toward the east. as it does so, the central parts of the mississippi river valley will turn wet from tuesday. and out east, there's another storm system producing widespread rain along the eastern seaboard. but that should move out to sea by tonight. these storms that will be dragging cool air from the north, so the
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
heaviest rain is going to be found across the northern half of myanmar. well out toward the east, monitoring the typhoon prapiroon, it will become a strong typhoon in the next 24 hours. conditions starting to affect the coast of northern luzon, and taiwan, and okinawa islands. waves could reach 4 meters. not sure where the system is going. there is a possibility it could move through the okinawa islands next week. keep you posted on the storm 's progress. heading towards the americas, series of low-pressure systems moving through canada, producing snow showers. the low is producing early season snowen ein ontario. cold across the great lakes. that will move across the east, new england, eastern end of canada will be affected by the storm wednesday. back behind it, the system, the system is producing -- snow showers in alberta. that is going to head towards the east. as the it does, southern matitoba will see the heaviest snow wednesday the we anticipating as much as 15 centimeters of snow to fall across these region. even northern parts of north dakota and minnesota may be waking
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, northwestern india, and myanmar. northwest, monitoring the typhoon. it will continue to move at a slow pace, that means rough sea conditions will prolong across luzon, the eastern half of taiwan, as well as okinawa islands. waves could reach 5 meters today. and it's going to continue to move at a slow pace, so again, rough seas conditions will continue. and it could move through the okinawa islands or taiwan early next week. we'll keep you posted on the storm's progress. temperatures are looking like this. quite warm for this time of year, tokyo at 26 degrees. looking at 19 degrees in seoul, but out towards the west, 8 degrees, should be cooling down into minus 2 degrees as we head into your friday. all right, finally let's go over to the americas. lots of wintery precipitation across canada, but this low has been dumping heavy snow in southern kwoou beck and other parts of kwoou beck. as much as 20 centimeters of snowfall here, north dakota and minnesota may be seeing a mixture of rain and snow. down towards the south, a big dome of high pressure is in place in the eastern half o
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, as well as the northern half of myanmar. out toward the east we're still monitoring prapiroon. the eastern half of taiwan, as well as okinawa islands, waves could reach five meters today. if it's going to continue to move at a slow pace. so again, rough seas could continue and it could move through the okinawa islands or taiwan early next week. we'll keep you posted on the storm's progress. temperatures are looking like this. quite warm for this time of year. tokyo out 26 degrees. looking at 19 degrees in seoul. out towards the west, 8 degrees in ulan bator. should be cooling down into minus 2 degrees as we head into your friday. all right, finally let's go over to the americas, then. lots of wintry precipitation across canada. this low has been dumping heavy snow in southern quebec and parts of other the rest of quebec. back behind it another system is also producing snow. that's going to head toward southern ontario. see as much a centimeters of snowfall here. even northern parts of minnesota may be seeing a mixture of rain and snow. down toward the south, a big dome of high pres
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
debt relief from myanmar today, and if not, when can we expect such a move? >> we definitely encourage the myanmar government to continue reform. and that has already matched with the willingness of international community to step up and speed up the decision regarding the debt. whether this is relief or restructuring. also the decision for additional money in both the myanmar government to be able to start implementing the reform. and especially for the people there to enjoy the benefit of this reform in a more short term. world bank is looking at all the debt, preparing the decision that will be proposed to the board in order to structure. so we are excited to see the next couple of months to really implement this engagement. >> and investors, as well. >> definitely. private sector is a big opportunity now. >> thank you so much for joining us. managing director at the world bank joining us here live at the venue of the annual meetings. back to you. >> thank you so much. plenty more to come from there, as well. meanwhile the world's top pc maker, new figures underscore the rapid rise
Oct 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
erupted across western myanmar, killing at least 56 people. dozens more were wounded in the clashes between buddhists and muslims. the violence re-ignited on sunday in rakhine state, triggering the worst fighting the country has seen since june. nearly 2,000 homes were also destroyed and thousands of residents fled the area. in afghanistan, two u.s. troops were killed in what appeared to be another insider attack. it happened on a late morning patrol in southern uruzgan province, when a man in an afghan police uniform turned his gun on the troops. it's the second suspected insider attack in two days. yesterday, two british service members died in a shooting with an afghan police officer. in u.s. econic news, new aims for unemplmentell lt we, inditing slow t steady job growth. stocks on wall street edged higher today on a handful of corporate earnings reports. the dow jones industrial average gained 26 points to close above 13,103. the nasdaq rose more than four points to close at 2,986. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown a major issue of the campa
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
sanctions? >> the iran sanctions, some dealing with libya, some myanmar, a lot of banks fingered over this no real numbers and's what investors fear. >> thank you very much. >>> with millions out of work and struggling to find jobs, who's really creating jobs in america? we are going to tell you and it will surprise you. we will be right back. [ male announcer ] the 2013 smart comes with 8 airbags, a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. for the spender who needs a little help saving. for adding "& sons." for the dreamer, planning an early escape. for the mother of the bride. for whoever you are, for whatever you're trying to achieve, pnc has technology, guidance, and over 150 years of experience to help you get there. ♪ to help you get there. when you take a closer look... the best schools in the world... see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
well, and japan is eager to broker a deal for myanmar to try to get it past its debt arrears. and japan may pledge support for the esm and announce a purchase of bonds through that facility very similar to the support they showed for their predecessor, the esfs. so a lot going on with a lot of private sector economists flying in to town and some of the fringe events that are happening throughout the week and we'll be bringing you as much commentary from those individuals throughout the week. >> okay, she said she's there all week. joining us in the tud i don't, chief european economist at capital markets. thanks for joining us. the imf talking about the risk for recession alarmingly high and doing more damage than they thought. so how does that translate into either whether we should have policy changes or cha thwhat th means for investors? >> i think for investorses, you have poor economic outlook. and on the other hand, the sense that the very big risks we're talking about over the summer, the break of the new area, early exit by some countries and what have you, that those risks have
Oct 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
myanmar in massive floods. in other words, everybody senses, americans sense all over the country, things are changing massively and frighteningly, whether this storm is part of that or not, we're just hunkering down right now to try to avoid the worst of this one. >> chuck, isn't it fascinating that back in 2004, 2005, 2006 -- >> but joe -- >> -- politicians were talking about climate change. they just aren't talking about it this year. >> not a word. >> you and i grew up in florida. do you ever remember in your lifetime a hurricane season that has gone to the letter "s"? we have named a storm to the letter "s." it was -- you know, it used to be, look, our grocery store used to do the paper bags, and they'd tell you the names of the storms. as a kid, you were, like, curious. what are the names going to be this year and all this stuff. and you figured, well, you always got -- you got to "h," "i," sometimes "j." you remember gloria was a late storm. >> irene. >> that was "g." we got to "s." we're regularly now getting -- you know, dr. sachs, it has been, i want to say, what, 4 of t
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
myanmar that hillary clinton highlighted on her trip and the decision to join the east asia soudet summit, something the previous administration hadn't done and this is likely to be premier institution in the world in the years to come and president obama decided that we had to be in that to help shape that. >> thank you the rematch. the second question is going to jeff. both candidates have expressed the desire to seek the best possible relationship with china. what means with each of your candidates adopt to accomplish this and what are the limits they foresee in building such a partnership or positive relationship? what are two areas, specific areas your candidate sees as having the greatest potential for cooperation? >> we have had for years to demonstrate how we are going to conduct the relationship and hope for a second term. i would say that the key elements, the balance between a strong and positive relationship with china combined with strong and powerful relations with our partners and allies in the region to the you can't do one without the a4a. secondly it is critical t
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
show they're rebuilding their economy despite the sanctions. >>> security forces in myanmar are trying to stem fighting between buddhists and muslims. 67 people have been killed this week. officials declared a state of emergency in rakin. most of the people in the state are buddhists. the minority are muslim people. members of the two communities began fighting last sunday. officials say they don't know when they'll get the violence under control. they say some of the deaths occurred when buddhists and muslims attacked each other. originally put the death toll at 112. they revised it down to 67. buddhists and muslims first fought each other in may. a group of people believed to be muslims had assaulted a buddhist women. the violence is jeopardizing the government's efforts to promote democracy and reconciliation. >>> government forces and opposition fighters in syria are trading fire and accusations instead of observing a temporary ceasefire. both sides agreed to put down their weapons during a muslim holiday. but they've both been involved in fresh violence. government and oppo
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